Catching ‘Em All Without Getting Off Your Butt In ‘Pokemon Go’

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chris-littlechild - July 25, 2016

  What with all the bad press gaming gets, it’s nice to see the occasional positive stories. The good news. We hear enough about how video games turn our children into antisocial basement dwelling lazy-asses, who spend their days sending death threats to developers on internet forums when anticipated games are delayed. Enough already. 

Those family friendly funsters at Nintendo have always tried to buck that trend, to get us off our asses and moving. I don’t know about you, but Wii Fit introduced me to a whole new world I never knew existed; a world of looking like a ridiculous asshole with an imaginary hula hoop in my living room.

Look at the latest global phenomenon, Pokemon Go. That’s sure as hell getting us walking. Did you see the video of the human stampede in Central Park, caused by a Vaporeon that appeared there? That’s a little more active than they probably had in mind, but it’s working. For the most part. The thing is, as the wise ol’ saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t stop the bastard coming up with devious ways to save itself the energy of drinking.

Pokemon Go-ers, which is everyone, will know that a big part of the game is hatching eggs. Via the black magic that is GPS tech, you ‘incubate’ said eggs by walking a certain distance (2, 5 or 10 kilometers), after which it hatches. There’s just one snag, which you’ve probably noticed: that’s a fair amount of walking, right there, and nuts to that.

Don’t worry, though, because slothtastic Youtuber Theibault has a plan:


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